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Mother of teen shot by Chicago police in 2007 awarded $8.5 million

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Aaron Harrison

Aaron Harrison (WLS Photo)

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A jury awarded $8.5 million to the mother of a teenager who was shot and killed by Chicago police officers.

Aaron Harrison was killed in August of 2007.

Police say he was shot after he turned and pointed a gun at officers as he ran from them.

Harrison's mother filed a lawsuit that claimed according to witnesses, the teenager did not have a weapon.

A spokesperson says the city is disappointed with the decision and may file an appeal.

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